Leanbh Children's Festival 2022

  • 13th Oct - 29th Oct
  • All Day Event
  • From Free – €8
  • Droichead Arts Centre
Family Events
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

Our annual arts festival for children and families, that will thrill, engage, excite, create cultural experiences and facilitate learning for young people aged 0 – 12yrs. In our Centre, in our communities, in our schools, there will be fun, magic and mayhem...

IN OUR THEATRE

THE KAKATSITSI MASTER DRUMMERS

15 OCT 3PM AT DROICHEAD | FREE | BOOKING ESSENTIAL | LOCAL LIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEME | ALL AGES 

A group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, with their roots in the fishing community of Jamestown. Their music takes traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way. Using a wide variety of West African drums featuring traditional chants sung in six part harmony.


GLAS QUARTET | LITTLE NOTES FOR LITTLE DOTES
WED 19 OCT 12.15PM & 1.30PM | €8 | DUR 45 MINS | AGE 0 – 3 YRS 
Glas Quartet will host a relaxed morning of music for you and your little ones. Enjoy music for wake time, playtime, nap time and bedtime. Come along with your yoga or baby mats and let your baby explore all the sounds

AN ANT CALLED AMY
SAT 22 OCT 12PM & 2PM | €8 | AGES 5 - 8 YRS 
A story about an Ant called Amy, her brother Andy and a brown spider. Amy the ant works very hard. When she wins the Employee of the Month Award Amy feels happiness that drives her to work even harder. But with the help of the Brown Spider, Amy finds true happiness by embracing her brother’s memory in the everyday. A story about a busy little ant who learns to slow down.

LULLABY LEAF | CEOL CONNECTED
WED 26 – FRI 28 OCT 10AM, 12PM & 2.30PM | FREE BUT LIMITED AVAILABILITY | DUR 45 MINS
Lullaby Leaf is a captivating, fun-filled, and immersive theatre experience created by Ceol Connected for young children with Down Syndrome and their guardian/carer. What is it like to live on a giant leaf? Prepare for whooshing winds, gigantic raindrops, busy bugs, and bursts of colourful canopy in this joyful multi-sensory performance. With the gentle unfurling of a leaf, a soothing sensory world is brought to life through music and song, light, smell, movement, and touch.
PHONE 041 9833946 TO BOOK


IN OUR SCHOOLS

THE KAKATSITSI MASTER DRUMMERS
13 & 14 SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS | ALL AGES
A group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, with their roots in the fishing community of Jamestown. Their music takes traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way. Using a wide variety of West African drums featuring traditional chants sung in six part harmony. The Kakatsitsi drummers will also facilitate workshops in schools/youth organisations on the 13 and 14 Oct. For more information email Keira at admin@droichead.com.

IN OUR COMMUNITY

CIRCUS 250 | STRONGWOMEN SCIENCE
SAT 15 & SUN 16 OCT | OFFSITE | AGES 5+
Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts. Droichead Arts Centre will bring two shows off site into the community as part of Leanbh 2022

SPOOKS PARADE | FRI 28 OCT 4PM | FREE 
Droichead Arts Centre in partnership with Kada Ka Boom Arts brings you the Spooks Parade! As part of Leanbh Children’s Festival, children from two local schools, will work with Kieran and choreographer Tracy Martin to devise this ghoulish event marching a short spooktastic route through the town!

Leanbh Children's Festival is sponsored by Flogas.

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland, Create Louth, Meath County Council Arts Office, and Louth County Council.